The UN Human Rights council issued a statement on Friday (April 29th) condemning human rights abuses by the Syrian government and calling for an investigation into the killings of protestors.
The resolution condemned the "use of violence against Syrian protestors" and urged the government to put an end to human rights violations. It asked the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to "urgently dispatch a mission to the Syrian Arab Republic to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law"
Syrian officials stated that they set up a committee to investigate cases of violence and offered to allow a UN mission to visit the country.
Twenty-six countries voted for the resolution while nine voted against. Bahrain, Jordan and Qatar and 2 other countries were absent from the vote.
European Union ambassadors also met on Friday to push for a strong statement "that something should be done to send the right message to Syria", EU diplomat Pierre Vimont said. The 27 member states agree that Syria "should stop the repression and go back to the right path of dialogue with their opposition", Vimont said.